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The Power of Negative Self Talk

Studies show our normal rate of talking is 120 words a minute, but we can think at a rate of 1300 words a minute.*

No wonder I sometimes get depressed when I dwell on my problems. Imagine ten minutes of negative self-talk. That’s 13,000 negative, sad, angry, and discouraging words pumped into my soul.

brain technical difficulties2 Corinthians 10:5 says, “We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.” (NIV)

When we begin to think negative thoughts, we must spring into action…demolishing and taking thoughts captive. What a great picture of warfare—a reminder that most battles are won or lost in our minds.

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